I’ve been a fan of D-F ever since first tasting the 2011 vintage at the domaine. While I’ve enjoyed most of their wines my favorites have been the two Pernand Vergelesses 1er Cru whites. At a young age they come off as understated and classic with well-manages oak. To my understanding they don’t pick particularly late and excessive batonnage is not their thing either. I’ve purchased all my bottles at the domaine and stored them at 12C/53.6F.
Unfortunately now my two last bottles have been clearly advanced. I know it is a tiny sample size but enough for me to not want to buy their whites anymore as otherwise I have not suffered from this phenomenon much lately. I wonder if anyone else have had a similar experience with this producer?
2015 P. Dubreuil-Fontaine Père & Fils Pernand-Vergelesses 1er Cru Clos Berthet - France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Pernand-Vergelesses 1er Cru (3.9.2021)
Clearly advanced. Not completely oxidized yet, still has some vitality and drinkability but the flavor profile is not even close to what it should be.
2013 P. Dubreuil-Fontaine Père & Fils Pernand-Vergelesses 1er Cru Sous Frétille - France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Pernand-Vergelesses 1er Cru (6.1.2021)
Oxidized. NR (flawed)
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